International Business

Designed for graduates who want to pursue international business careers, this Master’s Degree provides an in-depth understanding of the successful management of the global enterprise. The programme seeks to develop an international, cross-cultural and global mind-set among international managers of the future through analysis of real cases of international business, learning from the lecturers with highest scientific and practical competence, work in a multicultural team on X-Culture project in motivating study environment.

The Master+ model offers either to masterpiece in the chosen discipline by choosing the Field Expert track or to strengthen the interdisciplinary skills by choosing the Interdisciplinary Expert track emphasising managerial skills or a choice of a different competence to compliment the chosen discipline and achieve a competitive advantage in one’s career.

Entry requirements
Code 6211LX029
Location Kaunas
School of Economics and Business
Cycle Second cycle
Field Business Studies
Language English
Study mode and duration Full-time studies - 2 y.
Degree awarded Master of Business Management
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Values

Why @KTU?

Lecturers with highest scientific and practical competences

Valuable experience through analysis of real cases of international business and learning from lecturers holding the highest scientific and practical competences.

Why @KTU?

Wide career opportunities

Extensive career opportunities in a wide range of occupations from project managers of international businesses, managers of divisions/departments/functions to company managers, business developers in global markets, and business consultants, business owners and developers.

Why @KTU?

Work experience at multi-cultural teams

Students take part in international virtual multicultural project X-Culture, where they learn to work in multi-cultural teams, develop new product ideas in cooperation with teams from other international universities.

 

Skills

Organisation of international business – changes of business environment, forms of companies, organisation of the activities of international company
Market strategies – selection of markets, analyses of potential, development of innovative strategies
International chains of value creation – assessment of prospects, solutions
Strategic management – analysis of the organisation’s resources, identification of advantage, implementation of changes
Identification of the Possibilities Organisation’s Development Strategic and Tactical Business Management Preparation of International Operational Strategy and Plans Implementation of International Operational Strategy in Markets and in Virtual Multi-Cultural Teams

Master+ is a unique model within a chosen MSc programme

The Master+ model offers either to masterpiece in the chosen discipline by choosing the Field Expert track or to strengthen the interdisciplinary skills in addition to the main discipline by choosing the Interdisciplinary Expert track providing a choice of a different competence to compliment the chosen discipline and achieve a competitive advantage in one’s career.

Students of these study programmes can choose between the path of Field Expert and Interdisciplinary Expert. Selection is made in the academic information system. Each path (competence) consists of three subjects (18 credits) allocated as follows: 1 year 1 semester (autumn) – first subject (6 credits), 1 year 2 semester (spring) – second subject (6 credits), 2 year 3 semester – third subject (6 credits). A student, who chooses a path of the Field Expert, deepens knowledge and strengthens skills in the main field of studies. The one, who chooses a path of the Interdisciplinary Expert, acquires knowledge and skills in a different area or field of studies. Competence provides a choice of alternative additional subjects.

  • Field Expert (profound knowledge and skills in the area, required for solution of scientific research tasks);
  • Interdisciplinary Expert:
    (fields of different knowledge and skills are combined for solution of specific tasks);

Acquisition of the competence is certified by the issue of KTU certificate and entry in the appendix to the Master’s diploma. In addition, students can acquire an international certificate (details are provided next to each competence).

Competences are implemented by KTU lecturers – experts in their area – and high level business and public sector organizations; their employees deliver lectures, submit topics for the student’s theses, placement-oriented tasks for the projects, etc.

Contacts

Department of Study Quality Assurance and Development 

dr. Jurgita Vizgirdaitė

K. Donelaičio Street 73 – 412, LT-44029, Kaunas, Lithuania

+370 37 24 92 26 I +370 620 76 841

jurgita.vizgirdaite@ktu.lt

ktu.edu

Testimonials

Aurimas Jozeliūnas

UAB “ACC Distribution”, Sales Manager

 

In this age of globalization, internationality is one of the most valued features in employees. Ability to know, understand and work with foreign customers and partners becomes a necessity. Master degree in International Business provided a possibility to deepen knowledge of business creation and development in international context. Master studies of International Business develops various competences of the students, which contribute to development of future manager with a wide competence portfolio and abilities to achieve the set goals in various areas of company's activities. During studies, students deepen their knowledge in finances, marketing, creative thinking, logistics, production management and other areas in international context. Having a wide competence portfolio, abilities to work in intercultural teams and good understanding of business processes, I can offer our customers optimal solutions and provide additional consultations about business development, which help our customer grow together with us.

Živilė Žalienė

UAB “Micro Matic”, Director

 

Graduates of KTU master degree programme International Business have comprehensive knowledge of management and economics. This knowledge helps them understand international business environment, work in teams, organise individual and team activities. Graduates are able to collect, analyse and systemize information, which enables creation of reliable basis for decisions and systematic, critical and creative thinking. Students of International Business are communicative and bravely apply acquired knowledge in everyday activities. Our company constantly accepts students of this programme for placements and employ graduates.

Career

Student’s competences:
– Assessment of organisation and performance mechanism of the company’s international activities in the context of political, legal and cultural environment;
– Application of process management knowledge in development, management and improvement of the organisation’s service provision and production systems;
– Application of business and organisational management theory in practice using change and personnel management methods.

Student’s skills:
– Able to conduct individual analysis and critical assessment of the processes in the global and regional business environment and its separate segments, to identify the factor influencing business development results and consequences;
– Able to assess situation of his/her company/organisation in the context of local and global market, to make decisions related to operative and strategic management of all resources required for business;
– Able to conduct process organisation and management in the business companies; apply effective marketing methods for analysis and assessment of performance results.

 

 

You may become

– Analysis of the international markets and their trends, assessment of a company’s possibilities to establish a position and operate in the international markets;
– Preparation and implementation of business development strategies in the international markets;
– Design and performance of management and business organisation activities in the company.

– Preparation, implementation and monitoring of strategic plans, programmes, policy, processes, systems and procedures;
– Preparation, administration and supervision of scientific research and analysis of policy;
– Supervision and management of activities of the employees responsible for policy making and strategic planning.

– Preparation and implementation of a long-term communication strategy taking into consideration the organisation’s strategic business objectives;
– Initiation and maintenance of communication with the target media;
– Dissemination of public information about the organisation via traditional and digital media channels.

– Development of procedures and tools related to the personnel management / administration processes;
– Insurance of personnel processes’ and documentation’s compliance with applied requirements;
– Planning and coordination of the company’s or organisation’s activities, policies and practices related to employees and employment relationships.

 

Minimum requirements

Proficiency in English
Language requirements

IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or equivalent

Eligibility CGPA
University Bachelor degree certificate

Undergraduate diploma (or higher) with min. length of 180 ECTS (3 years of studies) is eligible.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.

The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.

Average grade (CGPA) > 60 %

 

Score structure

Component Coefficient
First component of the competition score

Average grade (CGPA) of University‘s Bachelor’s degree (min. length – 180 ECTS) and its supplement

0,7

Second component of the competition score

Research activities

0,2

Third component of the competition score

Motivation letter and online interview

0,1

 

Tuition fee

Full-time studies 3500 €
Price per credit 58,33 €
 
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 2400 €
Price per credit 40 €

 

Financial support